Conference Talk

Designing a More Human Future

Oct 24, 2020

As technology has become central to society, the role and responsibility of design has grown. We are in a moment where we can shape the next frontier and we can no longer take the risk of overlooking the essentials like ethics, accessibility, and inclusion. In this talk we’ll look at how technology and design are changing, and the role we can play in shaping a better future through our craft.

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Alastair Simpson

VP of Design, Dropbox

Alastair is a product design manager, leader and mentor. He loves working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve complex business and interaction design challenges. He is currently VP Design at Dropbox, where he leads the brand, Product Design, Research and UX Writing teams. Previously, he led the product design organisation across a portfolio of Atlassian’s largest Cloud Products and Platforms and helped scale the design team from 20 to over 200. Alastair also owns a rather large sneaker collection.